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Frippertronics In Boston
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Mar 26, 2012

Mister Stormy has lovingly restored not one but two Frippertronics performances from 1983. Both shows hail from one evening.



Get the first show here. Then there's also the second performance from later in the evening here.





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Como & Crimson!
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sun., Sep 1, 2013
My thanks to throbber and several others who got in touch to tell us that King Crimson was heard on BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live. Chef Simon Hopkinson chooses tracks that mean something special to him. His first choice is Catch A Falling Star by Perry Como but then he chooses 21st Century Schizoid Man and talks about how he first heard it and the impact it had upon him. You can hear the section near the end of the show at around 1hr and 15 minutes. 


Guitar Circle In Argentina
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sat., Aug 31, 2013
There are still some places available on the forthcoming Guitar Circle courses in Argentina.

Introduction To Guitar Circle
Tuesday 1st to Monday 7th of October, 2013 / Lunlunta (Mendoza), Argentina

The Orchestra Of Crafty Guitarists VIII Preparation Course
Monday 30th of September to Monday 7th of October, 2013 / Lunlunta, Mendoza, Argentina


Crimson Covered
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sat., Aug 31, 2013
US songwriter Ty Segall is covering a Crimson choon on the B-side of a forthcoming single. More details here. 


The Road To Red Tracklisting
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Thu., Aug 29, 2013
The final tracklisting and running order for The Road To Red has been released by Panegyric.




The Road to Red

1
Veterans Memorial Coliseum,
Columbus, OH
April 28, 1974

1 The Great Deceiver *
(Wetton/Fripp/Palmer-James)
2 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 Improv I
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Fracture
(Fripp)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Improv II
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
8 The Night Watch
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
9 RF Announcement

* incomplete recording
Disc 1 taken from a band cassette soundboard recording.
Audio restored at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy.
Previously available as a download only from www.dgmlive.com (2007)



2
Stanley Warner Theatre,
Pittsburgh, PA
April 29, 1974

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 The Great Deceiver
(Wetton/Fripp/Palmer-James)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Improv: Bartley Butsford
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
5 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
6 Fracture
(Fripp)
7 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
8 Improv: Daniel Dust
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
9 The Night Watch
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)

Disc 2 mixed by Robert Fripp, Tony Arnold and David Singleton
at the Courthouse, Cranborne, Dorset.
Previously released in part on "The Great Deceiver"(1992). Selected tracks
previously available as a download from www.dgmlive.com (2009)

3
Stanley Warner Theatre,
Pittsburgh, PA
April 29, 1974

1 Doctor Diamond
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
2 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
3 Improv: Wilton Carpet
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
4 The Talking Drum
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Muir)
5 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
6 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)

Disc 3 mixed by Robert Fripp, Tony Arnold and David Singleton
at the Courthouse, Cranborne, Dorset.
Previously released in part on "The Great Deceiver"(1992). Selected tracks
previously available as a download from www.dgmlive.com (2009)

4
Hofheinz Pavilion,
Houston, TX
June 5, 1974

1 The Great Deceiver *
(Wetton/Fripp/Palmer-James)
2 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 Improv
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Fracture
(Fripp)
6 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
7 The Talking Drum
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Muir)
8 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II) *
(Fripp)

* incomplete recording
Disc 4 taken from a band cassette soundboard recording.
Audio restored at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy.
Previously unreleased.

5
Tarrant County Convention Centre,
Fort Worth, TX
June 6, 1974

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Fracture
(Fripp)
5 Improv
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 The Talking Drum
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Muir)
7 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
8 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)

Disc 5 taken from a band cassette soundboard and audience bootleg cassette
recording. Audio restored at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy
Previously available as a download only from www.dgmlive.com (2010)

6
Fairground Arena,
Oklahoma City, OK
June 7, 1974

1 The Great Deceiver *
(Wetton/Fripp/Palmer-James)
2 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 Improv I
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Fracture
(Fripp)
6 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
7 Improv II
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
8 The Talking Drum *
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Muir)
9 The Talking Drum insert †
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Muir)
10 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II) *
(Fripp)

* incomplete recording

Disc 6 taken from a band cassette soundboard recording. † To maintain continuity a missing section of ‘Talking Drum’ & ‘LTIA’ has been added from Forth Worth, June 6th. Audio restored at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy.
Previously available as a download only from www.dgmlive.com (2010)

7
Civil Auditorium,
El Paso, TX
June 8, 1974

1 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II) *
(Fripp)
2 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 Improv I
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
6 Fracture
(Fripp)
7 RF Announcement
8 Starless (Part I) *
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
9 Starless (Part II) *
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

* incomplete recording
Disc 7 taken from a band cassette soundboard recording.
Audio restored at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy.
Previously unreleased.


8
Coliseum,
Denver, CO
June 16, 1974

1 The Great Deceiver
(Wetton/Fripp/Palmer-James)
2 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
6 The Talking Drum *
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Muir)

* incomplete recording
Disc 8 taken from a band cassette soundboard recording.
Audio restored at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy.
Previously unreleased.

9
Performing Arts Centre,
Milwaukee, WI
June 22, 1974

1 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II) *
(Fripp)
2 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 Improv I
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv II
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 The Night Watch
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

* incomplete recording
Disc 9 taken from a band cassette soundboard recording.
Audio restored at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy.
Previously available as a download only from www.dgmlive.com (2012)


10
Aquinas College,
Grand Rapids, MI
June 23, 1974

1 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II) *
(Fripp)
2 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 Improv I
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Easy Money *
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
6 Improv II
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
7 Great Deceiver
(Wetton/Fripp/Palmer-James)
8 Fracture
(Fripp)
9 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

* incomplete recording
Disc 10 taken from a band cassette soundboard recording.
Audio restored at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy.
Previously unreleased.

11
Massey Hall,
Toronto, Ontario
June 24, 1974

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: The Golden Walnut
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 The Night Watch
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Fracture
(Fripp)

Disc 11 mixed by Robert Fripp, Tony Arnold and David Singleton at the
Courthouse, Cranborne, Dorset.
Previously released in part on "The Great Deceiver"(1992) and via mail
order as part of King Crimson Collectors’ Club series 45 (2011)

12
Massey Hall,
Toronto, Ontario
June 24, 1974
1 Improv: Clueless And Slightly Slack
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
2 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
4 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)

Disc 12 mixed by Robert Fripp, Tony Arnold and David Singleton at the
Courthouse, Cranborne, Dorset.
Previously released in part on "The Great Deceiver"(1992) and via mail
order as part of King Crimson Collectors’ Club series 45 (2011)


13
Convention Center,
Quebec City, Quebec
June 25, 1974

1 21st Century Schizoid Man *
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)
2 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 Improv I
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
6 Improv II
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
7 Fracture
(Fripp)
8 Starless *
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

* incomplete recording
Disc 13 taken from a band cassette soundboard recording.
Audio restored at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy.
Previously available as a download only from www.dgmlive.com (2012)

14
Kennedy Centre,
Washington, DC
June 27, 1974

1 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
2 Improv I
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
3 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv II
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Fracture
(Fripp)
7 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

Disc 14 taken from a band cassette soundboard recording.
Audio restored at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy.
Previously available as a download only from www.dgmlive.com (2006)

15
Casino Arena,
Asbury Park, NJ
June 28, 1974

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: Asbury Park
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Improv
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
8 Fracture
(Fripp)
9 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
10 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)

Disc 15 mixed by Robert Fripp, Tony Arnold and David Singleton at the
Courthouse, Cranborne, Dorset.
Previously unreleased.

16
Casino Arena,
Asbury Park, NJ
June 28, 1974

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: Asbury Park
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Fracture
(Fripp)
8 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
9 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)

Disc 16 mixed by Ronan Chris Murphy at DGM.
Previously released on "The Collectable King Crimson Vol. 1"(2006)
and available as a download from www.dgmlive.com (2005)

17
Penn State University,
University Park, PA
June 29, 1974

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: Is There Life Out There?
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Improv: It Is For You, But Not For Us
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
8 Fracture
(Fripp)
9 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

Disc 17 mixed by Robert Fripp, Tony Arnold and David Singleton at the Courthouse, Cranborne, Dorset.
Previously released in part on "The Great Deceiver"(1992). Selected tracks
previously available as a download from www.dgmlive.com (2008)

18
Palace Theatre,
Providence, RI
June 30, 1974

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: A Voyage To The Centre Of The Cosmos
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Improv: Providence
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)

Disc 18 mixed by Robert Fripp, Tony Arnold and David Singleton at the
Courthouse, Cranborne, Dorset.
Previously released on "The Great Deceiver"(1992).

19
Palace Theatre,
Providence, RI
June 30, 1974

1 Fracture
(Fripp)
2 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
3 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)

Disc 19 mixed by Robert Fripp, Tony Arnold and David Singleton at the
Courthouse, Cranborne, Dorset.
Previously released on "The Great Deceiver"(1992).
20
Central Park,
New York, NY
July 1, 1974

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Improv
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
5 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
6 Improv: Cerberus
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
7 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
8 Fracture *
(Fripp)
9 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
10 The Talking Drum
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Muir)
11 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)

* incomplete recording
Disc 20 taken from a bootleg cassette recording.
Audio restored at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy.
Previously available via mail order as part of King Crimson Collectors’ Club
series 10 (2000)


Discs 1 - 20 - audio restored at DGM SoundWorld February - August 2013.
21

Red
2013 Stereo Mix

1 Red
(Fripp)
2 Fallen Angel
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 One More Red Nightmare
(Fripp/Wetton)
4 Providence
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
5 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

Produced & mixed from the original multi-track tapes by Steven Wilson  & Robert Fripp

22
DVD
AUDIO CONTENT

LPCM Stereo (24/96)

Casino Arena, Asbury Park, NJ
2013 Mix

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: Asbury Park
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Improv
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
8 Fracture
(Fripp)
9 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
10 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)

LPCM Stereo (24/48)

Casino Arena, Asbury Park, NJ
2005 Mix

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: Asbury Park
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Fracture
(Fripp)
8 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

9 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)


LPCM Stereo (24/48)

USA
30th Anniversary Remaster

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: Asbury Park
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)
8 Fracture
(Fripp)
9 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

LPCM Stereo (24/96)

USA
Original UK Vinyl Transfer

1 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
2 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Asbury Park
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
5 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
6 21st Century Schizoid Man
23
Blu-Ray Disc 1
AUDIO CONTENT LPCM Stereo (24/192)

Stanley Warner Theatre,
Pittsburgh, PA

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 The Great Deceiver
(Wetton/Fripp/Palmer-James)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Improv: Bartley Butsford
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
5 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
6 Fracture
(Fripp)
7 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
8 Improv: Daniel Dust
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
9 The Night Watch
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
10 Doctor Diamond
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
11 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
12 Improv: Wilton Carpet
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
13 The Talking Drum
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Muir)
14 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
15 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)


Massey Hall,
Toronto, Ontario

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: The Golden Walnut
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 The Night Watch
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Fracture
(Fripp)
8 Improv: Clueless And Slightly Slack
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
9 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
10 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
11 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)
Penn State University,
University Park, PA

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: Is There Life Out There?
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Improv: It Is For You, But Not For Us
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
8 Fracture
(Fripp)
9 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

Palace Theatre,
Providence, RI

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: A Voyage To The Centre Of The Cosmos
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Improv: Providence
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
8 Fracture
(Fripp)
9 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
10 21st Century Schizoid Man
24
Blu-Ray Disc 2
AUDIO CONTENT

LPCM Stereo (24/192)


Casino Arena, Asbury Park, NJ
2013 Mix

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: Asbury Park
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Improv
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
8 Fracture
(Fripp)
9 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
10 21st Century Schizoid Man
LPCM Stereo (24/48)

Casino Arena, Asbury Park, NJ
2005 Mix

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: Asbury Park
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Fracture
(Fripp)
8 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
9 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)

LPCM Stereo (24/96)

USA
30th Anniversary Remaster

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: Asbury Park
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)
8 Fracture
(Fripp)
9 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

USA
Original UK Vinyl Transfer

1 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
2 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Asbury Park
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
5 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
6 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)


DTS-HD Master Surround
LPCM 5.1 Surround

Red
The 2009 Surround Mix

1 Red
(Fripp)
2 Fallen Angel
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 One More Red Nightmare
(Fripp/Wetton)
4 Providence
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
5 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

Bonus studio track

1 Fallen Angel Trio Version (instrumental)
(Fripp/Wetton)

Bonus live tracks

1 Providence
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
2 A Voyage To The Centre Of The Cosmos
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)


LPCM Stereo (24/96)

Red
30th Anniversary Remaster

1 Red
(Fripp)
2 Fallen Angel
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 One More Red Nightmare
(Fripp/Wetton)
4 Providence
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
5 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

Red
2013 Stereo Mix

1 Red
(Fripp)
2 Fallen Angel
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 One More Red Nightmare
(Fripp/Wetton)
4 Providence
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
5 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

Bonus studio tracks

1 Red Trio Version
(Fripp)
2 Fallen Angel Trio Version (instrumental)
(Fripp/Wetton)

Disc 22 DVD playable in all DVD players, Discs 23/24 playable in all Blu-ray Disc players
ALSO INCLUDES:
2 album prints, a 36 page album sized booklet
with rare photos, eye witness accounts of the
concerts & sleevenotes incorporating new
interview material with all band members
plus postcards & other memorabilia.
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The Tale of the Tapes.

The sixteen concert recordings in this box fall into three basic types: one bootleg (an unofficial audience recording), ten board mixes (recordings of the sound sent to the PA system on the night) and five professional recordings (all by George Chkiantz from a mobile recording studio outside the venue). These last five concerts are presented in both conventional CD resolution and in Blu-Ray high resolution 192 khz.  All have their merits and each has good claim to be the most “realistic”.

The professional multi-track recordings offer the best audio quality. They were originally mixed in 1991 at the time of The Great Deceiver (although only selected parts were included in that box set). At the time, the various mixes were recorded both onto analogue half inch tape and into a Sadie computer system, one of the first digital editors, running on Windows 3.0. As Fripp wrote in his original liner notes: “Digital equipment remains in its infancy and computers crash – not if but when. Both formats have advantages – a properly balanced Ampex with Dolby SR is maybe unbeatable for a sweet, true sound. But with the amount of compiling on this project, let’s hear it for digital assembly!” Given the huge advances in digital equipment since the early 1990s, I proposed in a rash unguarded moment that for this project we (or rather I) should return to the “properly balanced Ampex with Dolby SR” and recompile these mixes in super high resolution. I had somehow chosen to forget that the practice at the time, pre-automation, was to mix each section of each song three or four times and to then select and compile the best. And that Robert Fripp’s acute interest in the stereo architecture of pieces meant that he would continuously reposition players. So we were faced with roughly two hundred separate mixes to be auditioned and recompiled, often trying to join segments with violently differing tonal qualities and musicians seemingly leaping around the stage. It became the work of months, not the days I had foolishly imagined.

I make no claim that the high resolution versions on the Blu-Ray are “better” than the original versions presented on the CDs. They are different, wider in their stereo image and brighter with extended high end (which, despite the trends of mastering engineers over many decades, is not necessarily better). The editing particularly in matters such as the audience links is however undoubtedly more faithful to the exact flow of the original concerts.

The ten “board mixes” presented different challenges. These were recorded each night by Peter Walmsley, the sound engineer, and faithfully capture the sound sent to the PA system. They are inevitably heavily biased towards the voice and drums, as the other instruments were already amplified onstage. DGM has become an unwilling world leader in the dark arts of audio necromancy, rescuing the semblance of a listenable concert from such unprepossessing starting points (not a life-skill any of us wanted or expected).  In this instance, Peter Walmsley added an additional challenge through his habit of pausing the cassette machine between songs – frequently forgetting to switch it back on until just after the downbeat of the next piece. Where audience links existed, we have kept them, where they were missing, we have recreated them to maintain continuity.  The music is, however, with the exception of those odd errant downbeats, exactly as it was played. In just one instance (the Talking Drum on the 7th June) we have completed the performance by inserting a section from the night before.  As such fabrication is a mortal sin to lovers of authenticity, we have PQ’d the inserted section, so that purists can take the bumpy road and bypass it.

The recording of the final concert from Central Park on July 1st is of unknown provenance. It seems too well-balanced to be the usual illicit cassette player smuggled into the venue, and yet the presence of chatter during one of the pieces shows that neither is it a properly mixed recording. Possibly it is a bootleg recorded on a pair of microphones over the stage. The audience links jump around (as does one section of Fracture), but in its way, it is possibly the closest to the actual sound of a venue. It is significant in that it captures the last live performance of this line-up.

Concert recordings are frequently incomplete (lovers of The Great Deceiver box set will recall The Law of Maximum Distress Parts 1&2, where a section was missing from the middle of the improvisation).  In the unusual case of Fort Worth on 6th June, we had two recordings of the same night, one being a board recording and the other an audience bootleg, and we were able to accurately complete the performance by flying in the missing opening and closing sections from that alternative source. Sadly, that is not often possible.  Where songs are obviously incomplete and either leap in half way through, or cut off before the end, they have been marked with an asterisk, so that it is clear this is not a CD error, but a failure of some poor tape operator or his machine at the time.

David Singleton
DGMHQ
August 2013



The Road To Red Lanterns
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Aug 28, 2013
King Crimson's presence has spread to the outer edges of the galaxy. In this case the DC Universe where we find the Red Lanterns pondering which name to christen their spaceship...



The panels are courtesy of those nice folks at DC Comics and are from Red Lanterns #23.

In case you couldn't quite read that third panel...






Belew All At Sea
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Aug 28, 2013
Adrian Belew's Power Trio are among the progressive rock luminaries playing on a cruise to the Bahamas next year. You can find out more by piping aboard the Progressive Nation At Sea website. 



:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Aug 28, 2013
My thanks to Antonion for this link promoting John Wetton's forthcoming appearances with District 97. 


Mister Stormy's Monday Selection
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Aug 26, 2013
Mister Stormy has prepared a bit of a bank holiday treat - McCulloch, Haskell and Charig ripping up a storm from the Lizard sessions. 


The Orchestra Of Crafty Guitarists IX - Special Performance Project
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Aug 21, 2013
The Orchestra Of Crafty Guitarists IX will be convening at a special course taking place in Seattl, May 2014. You can get further information here. 


And The Winner Is...
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Aug 20, 2013
Congratulations to Carlos Schroder of Washington DC. His name was picked out of the fickle fedora of fate and so he wins a copy of Berserk! featuring Pat Mastelotto.



You can find out more about the band over at Rare Noise Records.

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